Companionship for The Elderly in San Diego County – Technology Helps

GPS Shoe Companionship for Elderly in San Diego CountyThe adult children of seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia know that their parents face a unique danger: Their cloudy mental state could lead them to wander away from home, into hazardous conditions or too far for family members to find them. Investing in companionship for the elderly in San Diego County can definitely reduce this risk, but there still might be times that a loved one could slip out the door unnoticed.

Companionship for The Elderly in San Diego County

Engaging a qualified company to provide companionship for the elderly in San Diego County is an excellent way to make sure that a senior experiencing cognitive decline has someone close by to provide help and keep an eye on them. But during the night, or in the gaps between visits by family members and professional caregivers, it is very difficult to ensure that your loved one stays safely at home. A new high-tech product, the result of a collaboration between a GPS manufacturer and a shoe producer, could be the solution for many family’s anxieties.

The GPS Shoe

GTX, a builder of GPS equipment, and Aetrex, a maker of special-needs footwear, have joined forces to offer a pair of shoes that incorporates a GPS tracker. At $300.00, the shoes are expected to be more successful than similar products (armbands, pendants, etc.), which seniors usually think to remove if they don’t want anyone following them. In fact, your elderly loved one doesn’t even have to know there’s a tracker in the shoes.

Locating In Minutes Instead of Hours

A monthly fee allows family members and companionship for elderly in San Diego County to set up a perimeter and alert system. A significant percentage of Alzheimer’s and dementia sufferers wander from home at least once, and finding them is extremely stressful and time-consuming. With this new alert system, however, locating a loved one could be a matter of mere minutes, not even requiring the help of local law enforcement.

Tim Colling
Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to and to as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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